Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Dominican Republic?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Department's Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Dominican Republic Visa and Passport Requirement
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Dominican Republic embassy to check visa requirements
Tourist Visas required for nationals of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta and Romania. Tourist Visas are valid for 60 days.
Tourist Cards are required for all other nationals than Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Malta and Romania .Tourist cards are valid for 30 days from entry into Dominican Republic
Business Visas required for all listed in chart. Business Visas are valid for 60 days
Tourist Cards $17.00
Tourist Visa $119.00
Business Visa Single entry $289.00 Multiple entry $365.00
Embassy and Consulate of the Dominican Republic in the USA
1715 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 332 6280.
Dominican Republic Tourist Board in the USA
136 East 57th Street, Suite 803, New York, NY 10022, USA
Tel: (212) 588 1012/14.
Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the UK
139 Inverness Terrace, Bayswater, London W2 6JF, UK
Tel: 09065 508 945.
Consular opening hours: Mon-Fri 1000-1400.
Dominican Republic Tourist Board in the UK
18-21 Hand Court, High Holborn, London WC1V 6JF, UK
Tel: (020) 7242 7778.
Caribbean Tourism Organization in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.